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Can anybody tell me what this VAR tool is used for?

Old 09-02-09, 10:07 PM
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Can anybody tell me what this VAR tool is used for?

Anybody know what this thing does?

https://cgi.ebay.com/Var-Bike-Bicycle...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 09-02-09, 10:43 PM
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Looks to me like an internal seat tube clamp. The part with the handle will slip inside a seat tube, then tighten like a quill stem. The other piece looks like an arm that would fit into a stand and hold the other piece.

Like this one https://www.parktool.com/products/det...=24&item=ISC-4



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Old 09-03-09, 05:05 AM
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I agree but it looks to be used in an 'L' shape fashion. things like that are great for ladies and mixtie frames. and these days carbon and super light alloy frames too
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Old 09-03-09, 07:40 AM
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Well, I thought the same thing relative to the piece with the knob when I saw the split wedge, but the other piece kinda threw me. If you were just using the seat tube clamp, why would you need the right angle -- and one that seems to be so precisely built for a purpose. Also, although it's hard to tell the scale, it seems a bit small in diameter for a seat post clamp.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
things like that are great for ladies and mixtie frames. and these days carbon and super light alloy frames too
How so?
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Originally Posted by ginsoakedboy View Post
How so?
ladies and mixte frames often don't have enough seat tube to clamp on, the top-ish tube get's in the way.

the new superlight alloy frames are so super light that often they can't take the force of having a clamp applied. Don't worry, they're still strong in the ways that they need to be, but rarely is a clamp applied to the seat tube during riding.
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